2021 · Bullet Journal · Other

40+ Header Ideas for your Journals!

When it comes to our journals, some of us may be eager to spice things up a bit. Perhaps it’s when we’re setting up our Bullet Journal, or maybe we’re adding a new spread. Whatever the reason, it’s always nice to add something different, such as decoration, doodles and as today’s title suggests, different header ideas. Today I’ll be showing 40+ different header ideas and I’ll also take you through two quick tutorials related to lettering. Without further ado, let’s get to it!


Back in 2018, I did a blog post about how to do calligraphy so if you want a detailed insight into calligraphy, I would recommend reading that. I’ll be posting a brief tutorial here.

The main way that calligraphy works is writing in a cursive font. I would suggest googling different cursive fonts to imitate and create your own style.

When you’re using a brush pen, pressure becomes extremely important. On the down strokes (when the pen is coming towards you,) you apply more pressure to create that thicker line and on the up strokes (when the pen is going away from you), you apply less pressure to create a thin line. The picture below shows what I mean!

With the shadow font, you basically have to imagine that there’s a light shining on the letters and envision where the shadow would be. Another way to do it is take each stroke and draw on either the left continuously or the right continuously. The picture summarises below!

Supplies Used

I also wanted to share the supplies I used to create the header ideas. I used the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen, the Tombow Dual Brush Pen in a light grey, the Staedtler Pigment Liner in 0.1 and a Zebra Pencil. As you can see, I used minimal supplies but they all work well to create a variety of different header ideas.

Header Ideas

And there you have it! This was a bit of a shorter post but I hope you were able to enjoy it nonetheless. I hope you got some inspiration too!

Thank you for reading.

Love Beth


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